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Title:
Music theory in the real world : a practical guide for today's musicians
Author:
Perlowin, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Pacific, MO : Mel Bay Publications, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations, music ; 30 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780786645268
Format :
Book

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Central Library MT6.P3 M87 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

In this book Mike Perlowin combines the practicalexperience of being a working musician in the fields ofrock, blues, country, R and B, reggae, and bluegrass with the theoretical knowledge of an academic background to explain music theory in terms that any moderately accomplished musician can understand. Starting with the most basic of lessons, Perlowin clearly and concisely explains the tonal relationships between notes and how they form differenttypes of scales and chords. Instead of using examples from unfamiliar classical music, this book uses well known tunes like Mary had a Little Lamb or Silent Night to illustrate theoretical principles. Rather than offering information on how to play a specific instrument, this book is designed for people who already play proficiently but don'tunderstand music's underlying theoretical principles. Although the book is relatively short, it contains the equivalent of a year's worth of college level material, all made accessible to the average musician desiring a better understanding of music theory


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